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Go back home, to well known roads, to perfect iconic pieces.

Some things are worth waiting for and, without a doubt, we think the arrival of an album with this artwork qualifies.  After 10 years, when this painting was purchased by a collector from Canada.

You can order the albums with your artworks here: https://www.blurb.com/user/zafir?fbclid=IwAR3i_VQzDN7pVPrgRN3XMfrysB0nr5_qpBR9QruPJtWtJaTT7zl0fi6tpo0

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Albums and table books.

Finally!
We have been planning to order albums with my collections for a long time, released by the XPgallery over the past 10 years.
So, we got all of them.
Albums can be ordered on Blurb or bought on Amazon.
 Yours XPgallery
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Dive deeper into Svetlana Kurmaz beautiful œuvre.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?

It may sound strange, but I remember exactly when I decided to become an artist. I was 17 years old.

In general I have always been drawing since I can remember. I have memories from my earliest childhood, as I attended a children’s art school for 4 years, which my grandmother assigned to me as an additional education. Still everyone in my family, including me, was convinced that I would study medicine and become a doctor.

I studied very well and easily and had the best possible grades. In my last year of school I announced that I wanted to be an artist. Of course everyone was very surprised to say the least. I remember clearly the moment of boundless joy when I drew a wall paper dedicated to a wonderful Russian poet. Alone in the big auditorium of the school I forgot about time and space. I was completely absorbed in the process. Later, I read about something similar, and that it has different names. But at that time I didn’t know anything about it, only that this moment defined my life.

I am very grateful that my family finally allowed me to make my choice in life. That’s when I attended the Faculty of Arts. After graduating from university I taught for 7 years drawing and composition at the Department of Drawing. After meeting my future husband, we both decided to be artists only.

Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?

I studied art history and I am very grateful to my wonderful teachers. When I delved into the subject, I liked certain periods of art history: ancient art, medieval art and the Renaissance. As I developed as an artist, my tastes and preferences also changed. But something has remained the same. The Russian art of the Middle Ages. The geniuses of the Italian Renaissance from Florence-Masaccio over Pietro della Francesca and Giotto. I am very much drawn to the French art after the bourgeois revolutions especially Matisse; the German Expressionists of the 1930s, English illustration. The closest to me is Art Deco from which many of the author’s stylistic choices raise and develop.

 

Do you prefer to work alone or collaborate with others?

To be honest, I prefer to work alone. Even the company of my husband, whom I trust infinitely, sometimes interferes, confuses and distracts me. In the process of work, there comes such an important moment when one moves into another dimension. Then the course of time changes. You seem to become the co-author of the artwork. Then, as an artist, I have to keep up with what guides me. It requires inner silence and deep immersion. In a sense you are no longer alone.

*the second part will be published next week.

https://blog.singulart.com/en/2021/07/02/svetlana-kurmaz/

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The world never ceases to amaze me.

This is a painting by a Canadian artist of Japanese origin called "Svetlana".
It was created for a Vancouver gallery as part of the Where Women Create exhibition project.
As I understand it, the task was to convey the world of the artist's woman through the available details seen on the Internet.
Surprisingly, it really looks like my world.
Emiko and I only know through instagram. ❤
She has a wonderful page there. The truth is beautiful:
https://www.instagram.com/emikovenlet/
This is where the exhibition will take place. If I have friends from Canada, here is the gallery address:
IN PAINT
March 19-29 2021
12 pm-6pm
679 West 6th Ave. Vancouver BC Canada

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I have attached the catalogue of my new series and I would love it if you could take a look at it and see what I painted from the inspiration I received from you!
In the painting, "Svetlana" I have created the imaginary creative space that is full of what makes you Svetlana and is so unique about you. Also I have selected the objects to paint in this painting from whatever information I could find about you that speak so much to me and that I think make you you. My hope for my new series is for viewers to find their own stories and inspiration through "Where Women Create" and it is my absolute pleasure every time my collectors tell me they always find an object that reminds them of deep memories and stories and therefore inspiration for life."

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The Promises of a New Season.

Dear friends

The promise of a new time is…
nobody knows for sure.
I am immersed in my work very deeply. It helps.
When we cannot control the outer world, it is wise to tend to your inner world.

Be safe!

Svetlana

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The TRAVEL NOTES safely arrived to USA

Dear Svetlana Kurmaz,

Thanks very much. We visited your gallery five years ago, when you were still in Staré Mesto, and bought a print of “Sunny Day” then, which is framed and in our dining room. “Travel Notes” will grace her office, I think. And I look forward to buying more work, perhaps an original, some day. Looking at “Sunny Day” gives us great pleasure. Thank you for sharing your talent. 🇱🇷

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🇮🇹The GIRL AND OCEAN arrived safely to Italy

We appreciate a lot when we get such lovely feedbacks from our customers!
🇮🇹The GIRL AND OCEAN arrived safely to Italy:

"Svetlana ciao. Ho ricevuto la tua Girl & Ocean. Grazie
Molto bella !"

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The TWO LADIES safety arrived in France

✈️YOUNG LADY WITH BROOCH & LADY GYMNAST have leaved us for their new happy life in France 🇫🇷
We are glad to get such a lovely feedback from our customers always:
"Dear Sveltana

I received the paintings, so they are still more beautiful in real life than on the website

Thank you very much
Best regards
N"

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LIGHT BREEZE by Svetlana Kurmaz

✈️ LIGHT BREEZE now is safely arrived in US.
It was such a great idea to purchase this small size painting as a Birthday present!
✍️"Hi Svetlana,

The package arrived this morning and Light Breeze is in perfect shape. It is beautiful!

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ALJOSHA (digital art, dibond) 🇩🇪

✈️ ALJOSHA (digital art, dibond) by © Alexander Sokht has found a place in Dresden. It looks great, doesn't it?
Thanks a lot to our customers for sharing the photos with art works in there places. 


✍️"Hi Svetlana, the parcel arrived a couple of minutes ago from whitewall, everything is ok, thanks a lot!

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